A/Prof. Brad Aisbett

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Head of School

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

School of Exercise & Nut. Sci.

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, Deakin University, 2010
Doctor of Philosophy, Deakin University, 2006
Bachelor of Applied Science, Deakin University, 2000

Contact

brad.aisbett@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 924 46474

Research interests

AsPr Aisbett leads a research program that uses exercise science to enable workplaces to promote and preserve the health and safety of workers in physically demanding occupations (e.g., military, emergency services, nursing). His specific exercise science expertise includes the analysis of: physical work demands, workers’ heat stress and hydration, stress, sleep and fatigue; and development of job specific fitness tests.

He has worked in partnership with over 20 organisations spanning the civilian and military emergency services, contributing to their policy and procedures on workers' health, safety, and selection.

Affiliations

Exercise and Sports Sciences Australia Academic Member

 

Teaching interests

Unit Chair, HSE728 Applied Sport Science Project - Part 1, 2017 - present

Unit Chair, HSE301 Exercise Prescription for Fitness and Health, 2008 - 2016

Unit Chair, HSE312 Exercise and Sport Science Practicum, 2008 - 2013

Principal supervisor for two PhD students and association supervisor for four PhD students.

AsPr Aisbett has supervised seven PhD students to completion

Conferences

Opening Plenary - Australasia Sleep Assocation Annual Conference, 2018

Invited Keynote Speaker - Victorian Research Support Community Day, 2016

Invited Speaker - Victorian Parliament Lunchtime Science and Technology Series, 2013

Invited Speaker - Australasia's Fire and Emergency Services Annual Conference, 2010

Invited Speaker - Tasmania Fire Service Volunteer Conference, Launceston, 2008.

Invited Keynote Speaker - Queensland Fire & Rescue Services, Rural Operations Volunteer Conference, Surfair Resort, Marcoola Bay, 2008.

Professional activities

Deputy Head of School, 2019 - current

Associate Head of School (Teaching and Learning, Exercise and Sport Science), 2016 - 2018

Higher Degrees by Research Coordinator, 2013 - 2015

Deputy Higher Degrees by Research Coordinator, 2011-2012

Grant Reviewer: Australian Research Council, Ontario Department of Labour (Canada)

Journal Reviewer: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Physiology, Applied Ergonomics, Ergonomics, Chronobiological International,  and Journal of Physiological Sciences.

Awards

2018 Deakin University Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence in Research Supervision Winner

2016 Deakin University Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence in Research Supervision Highly Commended

2010 Deakin University Award for Teaching Excellence

2008 - 2012 Deakin University Commendation for Excellence in Teaching

Publications

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2020

The impact of anticipating a stressful task on sleep inertia when on-call

K Kovac, G Vincent, S Jay, M Sprajcer, B Aisbett, L Lack, S Ferguson

(2020), Vol. 82, pp. 1-7, Applied Ergonomics, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Firefighterʼs acute inflammatory response to wildfire suppression

Luana Main, Alexander Wolkow, Jamie Tait, Paul Della Gatta, Jenni Raines, Rodney Snow, Brad Aisbett

(2020), Vol. 62, pp. 145-148, Journal of occupational and environmental medicine, Baltimore, Md., C1

journal article

Emergency nurses' activity levels across rotating shifts

S Chappel, B Aisbett, J Considine, N Ridgers

(2020), pp. 1-8, Australasian emergency care, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Physical fatigue detection using entropy analysis of heart rate signals

F Nasirzadeh, M Mir, S Hussain, M Darbandy, A Khosravi, S Nahavandi, B Aisbett

(2020), Vol. 12, pp. 1-17, Sustainability, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Hot, tired and hungry: the snacking behaviour and food cravings of firefighters during multi-day simulated wildfire suppression

C Gupta, S Ferguson, B Aisbett, M Dominiak, S Chappel, M Sprajcer, H Fullagar, S Khalesi, J Guy, G Vincent

(2020), Vol. 12, pp. 1-18, Nutrients, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal article

The effect of rhythmic gymnastics-based power-flexibility program on the lower limb flexibility and power of contemporary dancers

Lauren Skopal, Kevin Netto, Brad Aisbett, Amir Takla, Troy Castricum

(2020), Vol. 15, pp. 343-364, International journal of sports physical therapy, Indianapolis, In., C1

journal article

Labour productivity in Australian building construction projects: a roadmap for improvement

F Nasirzadeh, Mozhdeh Rostamnezhad Cherati, D Carmichael, A Khosravi, B Aisbett

(2020), pp. 1-10, International journal of construction management, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

Nutrient intake, meal timing and sleep in elite male Australian football players

E Falkenberg, B Aisbett, M Lastella, S Roberts, D Condo

(2020), Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, C1

journal article
2019

Can stress act as a sleep inertia countermeasure when on-call?

S Jay, D Carley, B Aisbett, S Ferguson, J Paterson

(2019), Vol. 50, pp. 429-439, Biological rhythm research, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

The effects of hydration on cognitive performance during a simulated wildfire suppression shift in temperate and hot conditions

Michael Cvirn, Jillian Dorrian, Bradley Smith, Grace Vincent, Sarah Jay, Greg Roach, Charli Sargent, Brianna Larsen, Brad Aisbett, Sally Ferguson

(2019), Vol. 77, pp. 9-15, Applied ergonomics, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Salivary cortisol profiles of on-call from home fire and emergency service personnel

Sarah Hall, Anne Turner, Samuel Robertson, Sally Ferguson, Brad Aisbett

(2019), Vol. 22, pp. 436-445, Stress, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

Resistance training and skeletal muscle protein metabolism in eumenorrheic females: implications for researchers and practitioners

O Knowles, B Aisbett, L Main, E Drinkwater, L Orellana, S Lamon

(2019), Vol. 49, pp. 1637-1650, Sports medicine, Cham, Switzerland, C1

journal article

The inflammatory response to simulated day and night emergency alarm mobilisations

J Tait, B Aisbett, S Hall, L Main

(2019), Vol. 14, pp. 1-15, PLoS one, San Francisco, Calif., C1

journal article

Extended sleep maintains endurance performance better than normal or restricted sleep

Spencer Roberts, Wei-Peng Teo, Brad Aisbett, Stuart Warmington

(2019), Vol. 51, pp. 2516-2523, Medicine & science in sports & exercise, Philadelphia, Pa., C1

journal article

Overnight heart rate variability and next day cortisol response during simulated on-call conditions

G Vincent, S Jay, H Preece, S Hall, B Aisbett, M Baumert, M Sprajcer, L Lack, S Ferguson

(2019), Vol. 109, pp. 1-11, Psychoneuroendocrinology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Effects of total sleep deprivation on endurance cycling performance and heart rate indices used for monitoring athlete readiness

Spencer Roberts, Wei-Peng Teo, Brad Aisbett, Stuart Warmington

(2019), Vol. 37, pp. 2691-2701, Journal of sports sciences, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article
2018

Job task characteristics of Australian emergency services volunteers during search and rescue operations

A Silk, G Lenton, R Savage, B Aisbett

(2018), Vol. 61, pp. 265-272, Ergonomics, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

Identifying and characterising the physical demands for an Australian specialist policing unit

Aaron Silk, Robbie Savage, Brianna Larsen, Brad Aisbett

(2018), Vol. 68, pp. 197-203, Applied ergonomics, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Inadequate sleep and muscle strength: implications for resistance training

Olivia Knowles, Eric Drinkwater, Charles Urwin, Séverine Lamon, Brad Aisbett

(2018), Vol. 21, pp. 959-968, Journal of science and medicine in sport, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Sleep in wildland firefighters: what do we know and why does it matter?

G Vincent, B Aisbett, A Wolkow, S Jay, N Ridgers, S Ferguson

(2018), Vol. 27, pp. 73-84, International journal of wildland fire, Clayton, Vic., C1

journal article

Adding sleep restriction to the equation: impact on wildland firefighters' work performance and physiology in hot conditions

G Vincent, S Ferguson, B Larsen, N Ridgers, R Snow, B Aisbett

(2018), International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health, Heidelberg, Germany, C1

journal article

No rest for the women: understanding the impact of on-call work for women in the emergency services

Sarah Jay, Jessica Paterson, Brad Aisbett, Sally Ferguson

(2018), Vol. 35, pp. 827-837, Chronobiology international, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article
2017

The effect of working on-call on stress physiology and sleep: a systematic review

S Hall, S Ferguson, A Turner, S Robertson, G Vincent, B Aisbett

(2017), Vol. 33, pp. 79-87, Sleep medicine reviews, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Consensus on measurement properties and feasibility of performance tests for the exercise and sport sciences: a Delphi study

S Robertson, P Kremer, B Aisbett, J Tran, E Cerin

(2017), Vol. 3, pp. 1-10, Sports medicine - open, Heidelberg, Germany, C1

journal article

The impact of heat exposure and sleep restriction on firefighters' work performance and physiology during simulated wildfire suppression

G Vincent, B Aisbett, B Larsen, N Ridgers, R Snow, S Ferguson

(2017), Vol. 14, pp. 1-15, International journal of environmental research and public health, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal article

The impact of shiftwork on skeletal muscle health

B Aisbett, D Condo, E Zacharewicz, S Lamon

(2017), Vol. 9, pp. 1-16, Nutrients, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Effect of heat exposure and simulated physical firefighting work on acute inflammatory and cortisol responses

A Wolkow, B Aisbett, S Jefferies, L Main

(2017), Vol. 61, pp. 600-603, Annals of work exposures and health, Oxford, Eng., C1

journal article

Nurses' occupational physical activity levels: a systematic review

S Chappel, S Verswijveren, B Aisbett, J Considine, N Ridgers

(2017), Vol. 73, pp. 52-62, International journal of nursing studies, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

The Pandolf equation under-predicts the metabolic rate of contemporary military load carriage

J Drain, B Aisbett, M Lewis, D Billing

(2017), Vol. 20, pp. S104-S108, Journal of science and medicine in sport, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Salivary alpha amylase in on-call from home fire and emergency service personnel

S Hall, B Aisbett, S Robertson, S Ferguson, A Turner

(2017), Vol. 6, pp. 637-646, Endocrine connections, Bradley Stok, Eng., C1

journal article

The effects of simulated wildland firefighting tasks on core temperature and cognitive function under very hot conditions

F Williams-Bell, B Aisbett, B Murphy, B Larsen

(2017), Vol. 8, pp. 1-10, Frontiers in physiology, Lausanne, Switzerland, C1

journal article
2016

Whole-body vibration and occupational physical performance: a review

R Savage, D Billing, A Furnell, K Netto, B Aisbett

(2016), Vol. 89, pp. 181-197, International archives of occupational and environmental health, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal article

The impact of sleep restriction while performing simulated physical firefighting work on cortisol and heart rate responses

A Wolkow, B Aisbett, J Reynolds, S Ferguson, L Main

(2016), Vol. 89, pp. 461-475, International archives of occupational and environmental health, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal article

Predicting physiological capacity of human load carriage - a review

J Drain, D Billing, D Neesham-Smith, B Aisbett

(2016), Vol. 52, pp. 85-94, Applied ergonomics, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Sound the alarm: Health and safety risks associated with alarm response for salaried and retained metropolitan firefighters

J Paterson, B Aisbett, S Ferguson

(2016), Vol. 82, pp. 174-181, Safety science, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Associations between firefighters' physical activity across multiple shifts of wildfire suppression

G Vincent, N Ridgers, S Ferguson, B Aisbett

(2016), Vol. 59, pp. 924-931, Ergonomics, London, Eng., C1

journal article

The effects of military body armour on trunk and hip kinematics during performance of manual handling tasks

G Lenton, B Aisbett, D Neesham-Smith, A Carvajal, K Netto

(2016), Vol. 59, pp. 806-812, Ergonomics, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

Fighting fire and fatigue: sleep quantity and quality during multi-day wildfire suppression

G Vincent, B Aisbett, S Hall, S Ferguson

(2016), Vol. 59, pp. 932-940, Ergonomics, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

Acute psychophysiological relationships between mood, inflammatory and cortisol changes in response to simulated physical firefighting work and sleep restriction

A Wolkow, B Aisbett, J Reynolds, S Ferguson, L Main

(2016), Vol. 41, pp. 165-180, Applied psychophysiology and biofeedback, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal article

The injury profile of an Australian specialist policing unit

B Larsen, B Aisbett, A Silk

(2016), Vol. 13, pp. 1-9, International journal of environmental research and public health, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal article

On-call work: To sleep or not to sleep? It depends

S Ferguson, J Paterson, S Hall, S Jay, B Aisbett

(2016), Vol. 33, pp. 678-684, Chronobiology International, C1

journal article

Sleep quantity and quality is not compromised during planned burn shifts of less than 12 h

G Vincent, B Aisbett, S Hall, S Ferguson

(2016), Vol. 33, pp. 657-666, Chronobiology international, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

The acute physiological stress response to an emergency alarm and mobilization during the day and at night

S Hall, B Aisbett, J Tait, A Turner, S Ferguson, L Main

(2016), Vol. 18, pp. 150-156, Noise & health, Mumbai, India, C1

journal article

Expectation of a loud alarm is not associated with changes in on-call sleep in the laboratory

S Jay, B Aisbett, S Ferguson

(2016), Vol. 14, pp. 279-285, Sleep and biological rhythms, Tokyo, Japan, C1

journal article

Firefighters' physical activity across multiple shifts of planned burn work

S Chappel, B Aisbett, G Vincent, N Ridgers

(2016), Vol. 13, pp. 1-10, International journal of environmental research and public health, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Psychophysiological relationships between a multi-component self-report measure of mood, stress and behavioural signs and symptoms, and physiological stress responses during a simulated firefighting deployment

A Wolkow, B Aisbett, S Ferguson, J Reynolds, L Main

(2016), Vol. 110, pp. 109-118, International journal of psychophysiology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article
2015

Sleeping at work: not all about location, location, location

S Jay, B Aisbett, M Sprajcer, S Ferguson

(2015), Vol. 19, pp. 59-66, Sleep medicine reviews, Paris, France, C1

journal article

Sleep restriction during simulated wildfire suppression: effect on physical task performance

G Vincent, S Ferguson, J Tran, B Larsen, A Wolkow, B Aisbett

(2015), Vol. 10, pp. 1-16, PLoS One, San Francisco, Calif., C1

journal article

Fluid intake, hydration, work physiology of wildfire fighters working in the heat over consecutive days

J Raines, R Snow, D Nichols, B Aisbett

(2015), Vol. 59, pp. 554-565, Annals of occupational hygiene, Oxford, Eng., C1

journal article

Effects of work-related sleep restriction on acute physiological and psychological stress responses and their interactions: A review among emergency service personnel

A Wolkow, S Ferguson, B Aisbett, L Main

(2015), Vol. 28, pp. 183-208, International journal of occupational medicine and environmental health, Warsaw, Poland, C1

journal article

Effect of heat on firefighters' work performance and physiology

B Larsen, R Snow, B Aisbett

(2015), Vol. 53, pp. 1-8, Journal of thermal biology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

The impact of sleep restriction and simulated physical firefighting work on acute inflammatory stress responses

A Wolkow, S Ferguson, G Vincent, B Larsen, B Aisbett, L Main

(2015), Vol. 10, pp. 1-17, PLoS one, San Francisco, Calif., C1

journal article

Multiple days of heat exposure on firefighters' work performance and physiology

B Larsen, R Snow, G Vincent, J Tran, A Wolkow, B Aisbett

(2015), Vol. 10, pp. 1-16, PLoS One, San Francisco, Calif., C1

journal article

Relationships between inflammatory cytokine and cortisol responses in firefighters exposed to simulated wildfire suppression work and sleep restriction

A Wolkow, B Aisbett, J Reynolds, S Ferguson, L Main

(2015), Vol. 3, pp. 1-14, Physiological reports, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Simulated firefighting task performance and physiology under very hot conditions

B Larsen, R Snow, M Williams-Bell, B Aisbett

(2015), Vol. 6, pp. 1-9, Frontiers in physiology, Lausanne, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Oxygen uptake and heart rate during simulated wildfire suppression tasks performed by Australian rural firefighters

M Phillips, W Payne, K Netto, S Cramer, D Nichols, G McConell, C Lord, B Aisbett

(2015), Vol. 3, pp. 1-8, Occupational medicine & health affairs, Los Angeles, Calif., C1

journal article

Frequency, intensity, time and type of tasks performed during wildfire suppression

M Phillips, K Netto, W Payne, D Nichols, C Lord, N Brooksbank, B Aisbett

(2015), Vol. 3, pp. 1-9, Occupational medicine & health affairs, Los Angeles, Calif., C1

journal article

Influence of pacing on reliability of middle-distance cycling performance

B Aisbett, P Le Rossignol, D Jolley, G McConell, C Abbiss, R Snow

(2015), Vol. 4, pp. 3-8, Journal of science and cycling, Pulianas-Granada, Spain, C1

journal article
2014

Validation of GPS and accelerometer technology in swimming

E Beanland, L Main, B Aisbett, P Gastin, K Netto

(2014), Vol. 17, pp. 234-238, Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, C1

journal article

Trunk postures and upper-body muscle activation during physically demanding wildfire suppression tasks

D Neesham-Smith, B Aisbett, K Netto

(2014), Vol. 57, pp. 86-92, Ergonomics, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

Coronary heart disease risk in volunteer firefighters in Victoria, Australia

A Wolkow, K Netto, P Langridge, J Green, D Nichols, M Sergeant, B Aisbett

(2014), Vol. 69, pp. 112-120, Archives of environmental and occupational health, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

Task-specific effects of modular body armor.

B Larsen, K Netto, B Aisbett

(2014), Vol. 179, pp. 428-434, Military Medicine, Bethesda, Md, United States, C1

journal article

Firefighter feedback during active cooling: A useful tool for heat stress management?

R Savage, C Lord, B Larsen, T Knight, P Langridge, B Aisbett

(2014), Vol. 46, pp. 65-71, Journal of Thermal Biology, Oxford, United Kingdom, C1

journal article
2013

Muscle activation during the Pack Hike test and a critical wildfire fighting task

K Netto, C Lord, A Petersen, J Janssen, D Nichols, B Aisbett

(2013), Vol. 44, pp. 274-277, Applied Ergonomics, C1

journal article

The effect of prescribed fluid consumption on physiology and work behavior of wildfire fighters

J Raines, R Snow, A Petersen, J Harvey, D Nichols, B Aisbett

(2013), Vol. 44, pp. 404-413, Applied Ergonomics, C1

journal article

Validity of an upper-body-mounted accelerometer to measure peak vertical and resultant force during running and change-of-direction tasks

D Wundersitz, K Netto, B Aisbett, P Gastin

(2013), Vol. 12, pp. 403-412, Sports Biomechanics, Oxford, Eng., C1

journal article

A survey to identify physically demanding tasks performed during storm damage operations by Australian State Emergency Services personnel

B Larsen, T Graham, B Aisbett

(2013), Vol. 44, pp. 128-133, Applied Ergonomics, C1

journal article

The effectiveness of health interventions in cardiovascular risk reduction among emergency service personnel

A Wolkow, K Netto, B Aisbett

(2013), Vol. 86, pp. 245-260, International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health, C1

journal article

Cardiovascular risk screening of volunteer firefighters

A Wolkow, K Netto, P Langridge, J Green, D Nichols, M Sergeant, B Aisbett

(2013), pp. 170-184, Proceedings of Bushfire CRC & AFAC 2012 Conference Research Forum, Perth, Western Australia, E1-1

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Assessing the validity of tympanic temperature to predict core temperature of firefighters in different environmental conditions

P Langridge, A Ruzic, B Larsen, C Lord, B Aisbett

(2013), pp. 150-159, Proceedings of Bushfire CRC & AFAC 2012 Conference Research Forum, Perth, Western Australia, E1-1

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2012

Pre-shift fluid intake: Effect on physiology, work and drinking during emergency wildfire fighting

J Raines, R Snow, A Petersen, J Harvey, D Nichols, B Aisbett

(2012), Vol. 43, pp. 532-540, Applied Ergonomics, C1

journal article

Predicting neck pain in royal Australian air force fighter pilot

B Tucker, K Netto, G Hampson, B Oppermann, B Aisbett

(2012), Vol. 177, pp. 444-450, Military Medicine, C1

journal article

" Awake, smoky, and hot" : Providing an evidence-base for managing the risks associated with occupational stressors encountered by wildland firefighters

B Aisbett, A Wolkow, M Sprajcer, S Ferguson

(2012), Vol. 43, pp. 916-925, Applied Ergonomics, C1

journal article

Validating 'fit for duty' tests for Australian volunteer fire fighters suppressing bushfires

C Lord, K Netto, A Petersen, D Nichols, J Drain, M Phillips, B Aisbett

(2012), Vol. 43, pp. 191-197, Applied Ergonomics, C1

journal article

Identification of physically demanding tasks performed during bushfire suppression by Australian rural firefighters

M Phillips, W Payne, C Lord, K Netto, D Nichols, B Aisbett

(2012), Vol. 43, pp. 435-441, Applied Ergonomics, C1

journal article

Performance score variation between days at australian national and olympic women's artistic gymnastics competition

E Bradshaw, E Bradshaw, P Hume, P Hume, B Aisbett, B Aisbett

(2012), Vol. 30, pp. 191-199, Journal of Sports Sciences, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

Subjective job task analyses for physically demanding occupations : what is best practice?

B Larsen, B Aisbett

(2012), Vol. 55, pp. 1266-1277, Ergonomics, Essex, England, C1

journal article

Body armor, performance, and physiology during repeated high-intensity work tasks

B Larsen, K Netto, D Skovli, K Vincs, S Vu, B Aisbett

(2012), Vol. 177, pp. 1308-1315, Military Medicine, C1

journal article

The stress of fire fighting - implications for long term health outcomes

L Main, J Raines, G Della, A Wolkow, R Snow, B Aisbett

(2012), pp. 160-169, AFAC & Bushfire CRC Conference Research Forum 2012 : Proceedings of the Bushfire CRC & AFAC Research Forum 2012, Perth, WA, E1-1

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2011

Management of neck pain in royal Australian air force fast jet aircrew

K Netto, G Hampson, B Oppermann, G Carstairs, B Aisbett

(2011), Vol. 176, pp. 106-109, Military Medicine, C1

journal article

The effect of body armor on performance, thermal stress, and exertion: A critical review

B Larsen, K Netto, B Aisbett

(2011), Vol. 176, pp. 1265-1273, Military Medicine, C1

journal article

Pack Hike Test finishing time for Australian firefighters: Pass rates and correlates of performance

M Phillips, A Petersen, C Abbiss, K Netto, W Payne, D Nichols, B Aisbett

(2011), Vol. 42, pp. 411-418, Applied Ergonomics, C1

journal article

Prescribed fluid consumption and its effects on the physiology and work behaviour of Australian wildland firefighters

J Raines, R Snow, A Petersen, J Harvey, K Onus, S Jefferies, D Nichols, B Aisbett

(2011), pp. 248-257, Proceedings of Bushfire CRC & AFAC 2011 Conference Science Day, Sydney, N.S.W., E1

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Frequency, intensity and duration of physical tasks performed by Australian rural firefighters during bushfire suppression

M Phillips, K Netto, W Payne, D Nichols, C Lord, N Brooksbank, K Onus, S Jefferies, B Aisbett

(2011), pp. 205-213, Proceedings of Bushfire CRC & AFAC 2011 Conference Science Day, Sydney, N.S.W., E1

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Design of a valid simulation for researching physical, physiological and cognitive performance in volunteer firefighters during bushfire deployment.

S Ferguson, B Aisbett, S Jay, K Onus, C Lord, M Sprajcer, M Thomas

(2011), pp. 196-204, Proceedings of Bushfire CRC & AFAC 2011 Conference Science Day, Sydney, N.S.W., E1

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2010

Neck strength recovery after a single bout of specific strengthening exercise

K Netto, G Carstairs, D Kidgell, B Aisbett

(2010), Vol. 11, pp. 75-80, Physical Therapy in Sport, C1

journal article

Reliability and variability of day-to-day vault training measures in artistic gymnastics

B Elizabeth, P Hume, M Calton, B Aisbett

(2010), Vol. 9, pp. 79-97, Sports Biomechanics, C1

journal article

Validity and relevance of the pack hike wildland firefighter work capacity test: a review

A Petersen, W Payne, M Phillips, K Netto, D Nichols, B Aisbett

(2010), Vol. 53, pp. 1276-1285, Ergonomics, Oxford, England, C1

journal article

Validation of accelerometer data for measuring impacts during jumping and landing tasks

J Tran, K Netto, B Aisbett, P Gastin

(2010), pp. 1-4, Proceedings of the 28th International Conference on Biomechanics in Sports (2010), Marquette, Mich., E1

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2009

Effects of starting strategy on 5-min cycling time-trial performance

B Aisbett, P Le Rossignol, G McConell, C Abbiss, R Snow

(2009), Vol. 27, pp. 1201-1209, Journal of sports sciences, London, England, C1

journal article

Influence of all-out and fast start on 5-min cycling time trial performance

B Aisbett, P Lerossignol, G McConell, C Abbiss, R Snow

(2009), Vol. 41, pp. 1965-1971, Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, C1-1

journal article

Reliability of a gymnastics vaulting feedback system

E Bradshaw, P Hume, M Calton, B Aisbett

(2009), pp. 1-4, Proceedings of the 27th International Conference on Biomechanics in Sports (2009), Limerick, Ireland, E1-1

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2007

Fighting fatigue whilst fighting bushfire: An overview of factors contributing to firefighter fatigue during bushfire suppression

B Aisbett, D Nichols

(2007), Vol. 22, pp. 31-39, Australian Journal of Emergency Management, C1-1

journal article

Fighting with fire-How bushfire suppression can impact on fire fighters' health

B Aisbett, M Phillips, M Sargeant, B Gilbert, D Nichols

(2007), Vol. 36, pp. 994-997, Australian Family Physician, C1-1

journal article
2006

Visual guidance during competition performance and run-through training in long jumping

E Bradshaw, B Aisbett

(2006), Vol. 5, pp. 1-14, Sports biomechanics, Oxfordshire, England, C1-1

journal article
2004

Visual regulation during competition long jumps and run-throughs

E Bradshaw, B Aisbett

(2004), pp. 233-236, ISBS 2004 : Proceedings of the 22nd International Symposium on Biomechanics in Sports, Ottawa, Canada, E1-1

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2003

The influence of pacing during 6-minute supramaximal cycle ergometer performance

B Aisbett, P Le Rossignol, W Sparrow

(2003), Vol. 6, pp. 187-198, Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, C1

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Estimating the total energy demand for supra-maximal exercise using the V̇O2-power regression from an incremental exercise test

B Aisbett, P Le Rossignol

(2003), Vol. 6, pp. 343-347, Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, C1-1

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Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

Sleeping with one ear open: the impact on sleep and waking function.

Prof Sally Ferguson, Prof Leon Lack, A/Prof Brad Aisbett

ARC - Discovery Projects

  • 2017: $11,040
  • 2016: $11,040
  • 2015: $10,254

Other Public Sector Funding

Operational readiness of rural firefighters during bushfire suppression

A/Prof Brad Aisbett

  • 2014: $170,000
  • 2013: $22,128
  • 2012: $132,577
  • 2011: $55,295
  • 2010: $10,000

Physical selection test development and validation for Australia Rural fire fighters

A/Prof Brad Aisbett, Miss Cara Walker, Prof Rod Snow

  • 2013: $10,000
  • 2012: $10,000
  • 2011: $10,000

Extended Wakefulness and work physiology of wildland firefighters

A/Prof Brad Aisbett

  • 2014: $10,000
  • 2013: $10,000
  • 2012: $10,000

Work pacing for Australian rural firefighters during simualted bushfire suppression

A/Prof Brad Aisbett, Prof Rod Snow, Miss Brianna Larsen

  • 2014: $28,000
  • 2013: $28,000
  • 2012: $28,000

The Effects of Military Vehicle Transit on the Physical Performance and Musculoskeletal Health of Military Personnel

Dr Kevin Netto, A/Prof Brad Aisbett, Mr Robert Savage

  • 2013: $25,000

Physical Load Assessment of Home and Community Care Support Workforce

A/Prof Brad Aisbett, Prof Kim Vincs

  • 2015: $6,000
  • 2013: $54,000

Tasmanian Fire Service, Evaluation of Pre-employment physical standards

Mr Aaron Silk, A/Prof Brad Aisbett

  • 2013: $6,240

Assessment of physical activity patterns and the physical demands placed on nursing staff at Eastern Health

A/Prof Brad Aisbett, Prof Julie Considine

  • 2017: $6,875
  • 2016: $9,375

Other Funding Sources

Enhancing emergency incident management

A/Prof Brad Aisbett

  • 2014: $83,119

The stress and sleep of on-call fire and emergency service workers - Sarah Hall

A/Prof Brad Aisbett, Dr Anne Turner, Prof Sally Ferguson, Dr Sam Robertson, Ms Sarah Hall

  • 2016: $15,000

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2020

Cara Walker

Thesis entitled: Design and Development of a Physical Readiness Test for Tanker-Based Firefighters

Doctor of Philosophy (Nutrition & Exercise) (Low Cost), School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

2018

Sarah Janet Hall

Thesis entitled: Sleep and Stress in On-Call Fire and Emergency Service Workers

Doctor of Philosophy (Nutrition & Exercise) (High Cost), School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

2015

Brianna Larsen

Thesis entitled: Simulated Self-Paced Wildfire Suppression Work in Different Thermal Conditions

Doctor of Philosophy (Nutrition & Exercise) (Low Cost), School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

Grace Vincent

Thesis entitled: Fighting fires and fatigue: sleep, physical activity, and physical task performance

Doctor of Philosophy (Nutrition & Exercise) (Low Cost), School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

2014

Jennifer Kate Raines

Thesis entitled: Fluid intake, hydration and physiological strains in wildfire fighters

Doctor of Philosophy (Nutrition & Exercise) (Low Cost), School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

Executive Supervisor
2020

Steph (Stephanie) Chappel

Thesis entitled: Emergency Nurses¿ Physical Activity at Work and During Leisure Time

Doctor of Philosophy (Nutrition & Exercise) (Low Cost), School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

Associate Supervisor
2020

Spencer Stuart Roberts

Thesis entitled: Effects of Sleep on Endurance Cycling Performance and Heart Rate Indices of Athlete Readiness

Doctor of Philosophy (Nutrition & Exercise) (High Cost), School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

2016

Alexander Wolkow

Thesis entitled: Sleep restriction across a simulated firefighting deployment: The impact on acute stress responses

Doctor of Philosophy (Nutrition & Exercise) (Low Cost), School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

2015

Daniel Wundersitz

Thesis entitled: Accelerometer Validity to Measure and Classify Movement in Team Sports

Doctor of Philosophy (Nutrition & Exercise) (High Cost), School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

2011

Matthew Phillips

Thesis entitled: Pre-cursors to Physical Employment Standards for Rural Tanker-based Bushfire Suppression Work

Doctor of Philosophy (Nutrition & Exercise) (Low Cost), School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences